Friday, February 18, 2011

Vintage Paneling

No, I'm not talking about the wooden paneling in the basement that looks like it inspired the 1962 Topps set.

Today, here's a card image that I find neat:

This is a 1959 Bazooka box panel (though not a full box) featuring Del Crandall. Crandall's card is the example shown in my website's description of the 1959 Bazooka set, but it's neat to see that not all the cards in this set were subjected to the wrath of young collectors armed with scissors.

I'd like to point out the little box at the bottom of the panel. It mentions that there are 9 cards in all, even though a complete '59 Bazooka set contains 23 cards in all. The first series contained nine cards -- Hank Aaron, Orlando Cepeda, Del Crandall, Jim Davenport, Mickey Mantle, Willie Mays, Bill Mazeroski, Roy McMillan, Bob Turley -- and an additional 14 were issued later in the year. Those 14 are considered short-prints.

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